Research
Affiliated Centers & Institutes

CENTER FOR CATALYSIS AND SURFACE SCIENCE

Northwestern University's Center for Catalysis and Surface Science continues to perform as one of the premier institutes for catalysis in the world.

CENTER FOR Synthetic Biology

The Northwestern University Center for Synthetic Biology is one of the premier institutes for synthetic biology research in the world. Multidisciplinary research in the Center draws from the tools and concepts of physics, engineering, and computer science to explore four unique themes: cell-free systems, mammalian systems, enabling technologies, and ethics and societal impact. 

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY

The International Institute for Nanotechnology embodies an extraordinary combination of scientific capabilities, outreach programs, and partnerships that provide a unique and fertile ground from which to continue to make substantial contributions to the field and ensure that the U.S. remains a world leader in nanotechnology.

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

The Northwestern University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center develops and supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education in the science and engineering of nano-scale multifunctional material structures.

NORTHWESTERN INSTITUTE ON COMPLEX SYSTEMS

The mission of Northwestern's Institute on Complex Systems is to serve as a hub and facilitator for path-breaking and relevant research in the area of complexity science transcending the boundaries of established disciplines.

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer. To this end, Chicago's Lurie Cancer Center is dedicated to scientific discovery, advancing medical knowledge, providing compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care, and training the next generation of clinicians and scientists.